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Meet The Swans

Last week marked one year since we launched the new look of Simply Charming Socials. Happy 1st Swaniversary to us! I spent a several months working on the re-brand, thoughtfully choosing the overall mood and aesthetic and carefully selecting specific fonts, colors, and finally, our swan icon.

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9 Minimalist Save the Dates

More often than less, less in more. When it comes to paper goods, some of the most simple designs are the most beautiful. Embrace the simplified look with these 9 Minimalist Save the Dates, all of which are available and customizable now.

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Perfecting the Mismatched Bridesmaid Look

Ever wonder why bridesmaids dress alike? A long held tradition, dating back to the Romans or the Middle Ages, depending on the source, bridesmaids were to dress alike (and just like the bride, in fact)  to confuse evil spirits and draw attention away from the bride. Fast-forward to today, most wedding parties have stuck with the tradition but strayed from being so matchy-matchy. Here are our best tips for perfecting the mismatched bridesmaid look.

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Inspired: Unicorn Vibes

We’ve seen unicorn frappucinos, rose gold and iridescent everything, and now people are infusing unicorn vibes into their wedding design. Don’t scoff at the trend just yet. We were inspired by the beautiful pastel hues, glowy beauty looks, and yes, the pink hair.

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Top 9 Minimoon Destinations in the U.S.

If you’re not able to head on a long honeymoon right after the wedding due to budget, work, or just timing, why not take a short minimoon? It’ll do you and your newly minted spouse some good to get away, even if it’s just a few days. From boutique hotels to sprawling resorts, countryside to mountainside, we’ve rounded up our Top 9 of Minimoon Destinations in the U.S. Honestly, we want to pack our bags and visit each and every one.

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Create the Ultimate Wedding Pinterest Board

Pinterest can be one of the best tools for planning and designing a beautiful wedding, but it can sometimes feel like an overwhelming abyss rather than a useful resource. Whether working with self-proclaimed Pinterest pros or helping clients dive in for the first time, we have provided tips for our brides, no matter their level of pin-confidence. Here are our Top 12 Tips to help you create the Ultimate Wedding Pinterest Board:

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Tips for Hosting a Black Tie Wedding

Black tie weddings are a classic for a reason. Who doesn’t love getting fancy? Unfortunately, if you don’t take a few things into consideration, the choice to go dressy can be uncomfortable for you and your guests. We give you our best tips for hosting a black tie wedding and point out the mistakes you definitely don’t want to make.

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Inspired: Greenery

We were pleasantly surprised when we heard the announcement of the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery. This bright hue may be seemingly hard to work with, but when it comes down to it, greenery, in it’s true form, is the foundation of life, nature, and everything organic. Whether we accent with sprigs here and there or we design an entire event around greens, we adore this color (and all of it’s leafy-hued friends). Our team can’t wait to see how our brides incorporate Greenery into their weddings in 2017.

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Throw an Oscars Party

Be named hostess of the year and throw an Oscars Party. Awards season is upon us and the most anticipated night of all is right around the corner: The Oscars. Host an Oscars viewing party in style and treat your squad like the celebs they are. Here are the five tips for a banging Oscar Night event, filled with oohs and aahs, and of course, cocktails.

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Hostess Basket

From overnight guests to dinner parties to showers of all kind, I love being a hostess. There is something about preparing a lovely meal, decorating a room, setting a table, and laying out little goodies for friends and family that gives me such joy. It’s important for me to always be ready for guests, so I keep a Hostess Basket in my pantry in case an impromptu get-together arises. 

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Wedding Tips on Brides.com

Simply Charming Socials and Atlanta Wedding Planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke frequently offers expert wedding tips on go-to resource Brides.com. Keep up with planning suggestions, wedding etiquette, and our best advice for recently engaged couples, brides & grooms, and newlyweds. Read the most recent articles. 

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